Well reading between the lines:
“Remember the relief we felt when Scotland voted no. Why was that? Because towards the end, having paid only intermittent attention to the enormity of the decision, we awoke to it and realised – I think with shock – how close we had come to relegating ourselves from the Premier League of nations. Now think if the vote had gone the other way. It doesn’t bear thinking of. It would be exactly the same with a vote on Europe. We’re frankly not much focused on it now. But that is the same semi-conscious torpor that almost led us to disaster in keeping the UK together.”
Basically he is saying the people don’t think about these things hard enough, so we can’t risk them getting it wrong by giving them the chance.
Because Tony Blair never got anything wrong in the face of popular opinion now, did he…
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